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DHS solicits state IT demos

With about $9 million in hand, Homeland Security Department officials are seeking proposals from states, territories and others for innovative information technology demonstration projects around the country. The Homeland Security Information Technology Evaluation Program (ITEP) – a joint project between the department’s chief information officer and Office of Domestic Preparedness – is seeking projects that best demonstrate “novel use of existing, state-of-the-market information technology to remove one or more significant barriers in homeland security mission-critical areas,” according to a DHS announcement. “Information technology is a valuable tool in the war against terrorism, and this program allows our state, local and industry partners to develop and explore new projects to fight this war,” CIO Steve Cooper said in a press release. Full Story

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